Wheelchair Arrivals

September 2021

Thanks to your generosity, seven containers of wheelchairs arrived in Ecuador, Ghana, Jordan, Paraguay, and Pakistan, where 3,636 individuals living with disabilities will soon receive the gift of mobility.

Visit from a Distribution Partner

September 1

Representatives from distribution partner Al-Khidmat, including their Senior Vice President Mr. Waqas (right), visited our office and met with Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer (left) and CEO Nuka Solomon (second from left) to thank us for our strong, longtime partnership in Pakistan.

Presentation in Atlanta

September 11

Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer spoke at a Network of Caring conference in Atlanta, where two containers of wheelchairs were donated. Thank you, Network of Caring!

Webinars for Our Distribution Partners

September 14-17

Our programs and marketing teams held webinars in English and Spanish for distribution partners worldwide as we collaborate more closely on capturing stories of lives transformed by the gift of mobility. More than 150 people from all over the world attended these webinars!

Article on eLearning Success

September 16

This article by Humentum about the role of community in eLearning featured Free Wheelchair Mission and the online training we offer to our distribution partners worldwide.

You can read the article in its entirety here.

Mobility Device Conference

September 20-23

Free Wheelchair Mission engineer Bonnie Gonzalez (left) was chosen to join a panel at a conference in Missouri called “Mobility Device Provision and Distribution.” The theme of the panel discussion was, “Where do we go from here?”

Webinar on Legacy and Planned Giving

September 22

In this webinar, our expert panel discussed creative ways make a worldwide, positive impact through legacy giving and planned giving. They explained what these types of gifts are, how to make them, and how to use creative strategies to maximize their impact in light of the latest tax environment.

In case you missed it, you can watch the webinar recording here.

Outreach Sunday in Houston

September 26

Our development officer for churches, Kecia Jones, visited Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas to attend their Outreach Sunday service, where Free Wheelchair Mission was a featured global partner.

The Innovation Summit

September 30

PhotoShelter invited our Head of Marketing, Brad Cooper, to speak at the Innovation Summit, where he presented some of the unique challenges that our distribution partners face in capturing photos that show the impact that wheelchairs make in the lives of those who receive them.

Read more about it here.